Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century.
During the interwar period, Woolf was amongst the influential Bloomsbury Group
of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway,
To the Lighthouse, and Orlando.
Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life, thought to have
been the result of what is now termed bipolar disorder and committed suicide by
drowning in 1941 at the age of 59.
She famously wrote “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”